Draft Joint Management Plan for Barmah National Park

Barmah National Park is in north-central Victoria, on the Country of the Yorta Yorta people. The National Park was proclaimed in 2010.

The Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board was formed as part of partnership between the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and the State of Victoria to nurture Barmah back to health through a Joint Management Plan. More information can be found here.

The Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board has released a Draft Joint Management Plan for the National Park for community consultation and comment. The plan sets out the proposed management directions for the National Park over the next 10 years.

The draft will be released for public consultation from between the 6th of August and the 6th of October, 2019.

This is an important part of the planning process, and we invite the community – Yorta Yorta and non-Yorta Yorta – download the plan and to contribute their ideas for the most effective and appropriate management strategies for the final plan.

Draft Plan

Summary Brochure

Management Zones
Ecological Vegetation
Existing Visitor Access and Facilities
Key Strategies for Access, Cultural Heritage and Visitors

Printed Copies

A limited number of printed copies are available from the Nathalia Post Office (52 Blake St) and from the DELWP offices in Benalla (89 Sydney Rd).

The Board are grateful to the Nathalia PO and DEWLP for their assistance.

Bringing back Yorta Yorta cultural burns during the National Indigenous Fire Workshop Dhungala in Barmah National Park, 2019 (Photographer Tim Neale). Back to top